Award: Fulbright Irish Scholar Award
Institution: University of Galway
Dr James Britton is an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in the Physiology Department, College of Medicine, University of Galway, Ireland. James Completed a BSc in Physiology, an MSc in Regenerative Medicine, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. His Ph.D. research was funded by the Hardiman fellowship and focused on neural tissue repair and regeneration strategies and biomedical device development. His current postdoctoral fellowship is focused on the acoustic neuromodulation of cells and the development of novel medical intervention strategies. This project is co-funded by Epilepsy Ireland and Enterprise Ireland. As a Fulbright Awardee at the Chalasani Lab, Salk Institute, California.
James will investigate the use of Sonogenetics, a technique pioneered by the Chalasani group, as a means to modulate the electrical firing of neurons and how this technique can be used to treat neurological conditions.